Trust High reclaim All-Girls tournament
Posted Tuesday, March 12 2013 at 02:00
Twenty-four secondary school teams took part in the two-day event.
It was sweet victory for Trust High School as they retained the 14th edition of the All Girls Volleyball Championship at Mary Hill in Mbarara on Sunday.
Trust High defeated Katikamu SDA in straight sets 25-11 25-14 to add the All-Girls title to their Joan Cox Memorial crown won two weeks ago in Gayaza.
It perhaps would have been different had Katikamu reported a day earlier like the rest of the schools.
The Luweero side arrived on Sunday morning and played seven games on the same day, winning all of them until the final.
“I’m proud of my team,” said Katikamu coach Johnson Kawenyera. “The manner in which they handled themselves all the way to the final was remarkable.”
Hard work and patience was the secret behind coach Protus Soyita’s Trust High girls. “These girls invest a lot of time in training and their young age comes with hunger for success,” Soita remarked.
Hosts and last year’s winner Mary Hill settled for bronze after they lost the third place playoff game to Kinawa High School Mugongo 25-22, 25-19.
The event in Mbarara also served as a talent identification occasion for the U-21 national team coach Nason Bwesigye.
Mary Hill’s Joan Babirye was voted as the tournament’s best offensive player and Most Valuable Player. Her teammate Julian Anomugisha was inspirational with her reception prompting technical directors to vote her as the best receiver.